Sandy beach at Bournemouth.
Bournemouth English Seaside Resort has a sandy beach unlike Brighton beach and many others of the English coast. I was there in 2007 and returned in 09 mainly to visit the Westbeach restaurant again. The Beach is long and clean. There is plenty of space to chill out. Lovely views and lots to do with places to eat on the promenade and pier.
The benefit of sand
You certainly can’t do this on a beach with stones instead of sand. 🙂
Remember what I said? Bournemouth Beach has sand.
Bournemouth’s main attraction apart from the beach. 🙂
Bournemouth English Seaside Resort
Bournemouth Beach has sand which is a huge improvement on many English beaches.
Good English restaurants, many people think they are few and far between, but here is one to consider. The Westbeach restaurant in Bournemouth is certainly worth a visit, great location on the beach, with a good menu offering a nice selection. I first visited Westbeach December 2007 then returned in 2009 so things may have changed by now.
Here is an example of the Westbeach food.
Huge news in 2015 for the local football club who are to be promoted to the premier league. As recently as 2008, Bournemouth sat slumped at the very foot of the four levels of the English league pyramid. Of the 92 teams spanning League Two all the way up to the Premier League, the Cherries, who began the season with minus-17 points as a penalty for entering bankruptcy with £4 million worth of debt, were no. 92. Bournemouth weren’t just on the brink of dropping out of the division structure, but out of existence altogether. Seven years later, a club that recorded an annual turnover of just £5.1 million for the 2012-13 season will be flooded with about £120 million in additional Premier League revenue.
My local bar in Thailand is the Cherry Bar so I guess now I’ll have to follow the Cherries. 🙂
Sadly the bar was sold in 2016 & is now called Billabong 2, life as I knew it will never be the same. 🙂
Another restaurant near the Pier.
The city has a much more relaxed atmosphere than Brighton.
Beachside at Bournemouth
Also as a comparison to Brighton sand is so much more inviting than pebbles. 🙂
One final look at the Pier
Thanks for visiting my “Bournemouth English Seaside Resort” post, it is certainly a place to add to your bucket list. Head west from there and visit the delightful village of Lyme Regis on the Jurassic Coast.
Have a look at some of my London posts.
Piccadilly London skyscrapers London 2015